Toffee apples are one of the best things about Halloween and Bonfire night, and it wasn’t until i gave them a go myself that i realised just how easy they are to make! I whipped up a batch to pop in everyone’s goodie bags at our Halloween Housewarming Party wrapped in brown paper and tied up with string and they were super yummy!
What you’ll Need:
- Golden Delicious/Granny Smith Apples
- 225g Demerara Sugar
- 25g Butter
- 1/2 Teaspoon Vinegar
- 2 Tablespoons Golden Syrup
- Wooden sticks ( I got mine off ebay)
- An old pan
- Sugar Thermometer
- Baking Parchment and String for packaging
1. Place your sugar and 110ml of water into a saucepan and cook over a medium heat until dissolved
2. Stir in the butter, vinegar and golden syrup and bring to the boil
3. Cook without stirring until the mixture reaches hard crack stage at around 138oC – it’s a lot easier to use a sugar thermometer to gauge this, but alternatively you can test it by dropping some into cold water – If it hardens into a ball then it’s ready to go, this normally takes around 10minutes
4. While the mixture is cooking, pop your sticks into the apples and place on a lightly oiled baking sheet ready for dipping
5. Dip the apples into the mixture turning them to coat the whole fruit in toffee. Turn them upside down on the tray and leave them to harden
6. Wrap up your apples up and start spreading the caramel love!
This recipe should coat around 6 apples but it’s really easy to double if you want to make more. They’re super easy to make and harden quite quickly – just be extra careful with that sugar and keep it away from your fingers! I’ll be making another batch to watch fireworks with this weekend, they’re just so tasty and are even one of your 5-a-day…technically!
Don’t forget to tweet me a picture @xameliax if you give my toffee apples a go! #diytoffeeapple